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Discovering What’s between the Dashes with The Portal to Texas History

This article describe the use of The Portal to Texas History for Texas genealogical research.
Date: December 2017
Creator: Belden, Dreanna
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Marketing via E-mail Solicitation by Predatory (and Legitimate) Journals: An Evaluation of Quality, Frequency, and Relevance (open access)

Marketing via E-mail Solicitation by Predatory (and Legitimate) Journals: An Evaluation of Quality, Frequency, and Relevance

This article studies the marketing practices of predatory journals through the analysis of a a subset of the 1,816 e-mails received by a single university biology faculty member during a 24-month period.
Date: March 19, 2018
Creator: Burggren, Warren W.; Madasu, Dilip; Hawkins, Kevin S. & Halbert, Martin
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Assessing the Success of a Mentoring Program for Academic Librarians

Presentation for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference. This presentation describes the assessment of a mentoring program at an academic library.
Date: December 5, 2018
Creator: Harker, Karen; Keshmiripour, Setareh; McIntosh, Marcia; O'Toole, Erin & Sassen, Catherine
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Enhancing Bibliographic Access to Dissertations (open access)

Enhancing Bibliographic Access to Dissertations

This article discusses a study of dissertation cataloging practices of Association of Research Libraries academic libraries to discern how the libraries provide access to subjects as well as to names of academic departments and advisors.
Date: December 12, 2016
Creator: Sassen, Catherine
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Indexing Quality and Effectiveness: An Exploratory Analysis of Electronic Theses and Dissertations Representation (open access)

Indexing Quality and Effectiveness: An Exploratory Analysis of Electronic Theses and Dissertations Representation

This paper analyzes the quality and effectiveness of indexing terms – both authorized terms from controlled vocabularies and free-text keywords – used to succinctly describe the content of the electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
Date: December 27, 2016
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library

Revisiting Copyright and Scholarly Communication Issues while Promoting Open Educational Resources (OER)

This presentation discusses trends and initiatives in promoting open access and open educational resources.
Date: December 16, 2016
Creator: Helge, Kris & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Providing a Complete Menu: Using Competitive Usability in a Home Page Usability Study (open access)

Providing a Complete Menu: Using Competitive Usability in a Home Page Usability Study

This article presents results from the task-based testing and focus group portion of a usability study on the University of North Texas Libraries' website in addition to three other academic library web sites to examine the effects of multiple design elements and styles on the participants' results and to provide additional insight into user preferences.
Date: December 10, 2004
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

EPIC: A Proposed Model for Approaching Metadata Improvement

Presentation for the 14th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research proposing a model that delineates the components of metadata improvement as an iterative cycle, based on the work and experiences at UNT.
Date: December 3, 2020
Creator: Tarver, Hannah
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

The collection assessment is done...now what?

This presentation discusses how the UNT Libraries approaches collection assessment and its follow-up actions. It touches on the nature of collection evaluation in libraries in general and how UNT's assessment strategy employs a subject-oriented perspective in particular. It was presented at the Library Assessment Conference of 2018 in Houston, Texas.
Date: December 6, 2018
Creator: Harker, Karen; Crawford, Laurel & Condrey, Coby
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Improving Subjects in the Digital Collections with Data: White Paper (open access)

Improving Subjects in the Digital Collections with Data: White Paper

White paper discussing the results of a public survey regarding keyword assignment for digital library photographs and providing initial analysis regarding the responses and next steps for the project.
Date: December 2021
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Miles, Chassidy & Zipperer, Rachael
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Creating a Sustainable Professional Development Program (open access)

Creating a Sustainable Professional Development Program

Article describing a professional development program for academic librarians at a large research university that has been operating continuously for eight years. Multiple components of the program and their related practices and procedures contribute to its longevity and continuing relevance for librarians.
Date: December 8, 2022
Creator: O'Toole, Erin; Sassen, Catherine; Willis, Shannon; Guerrero, Steven & Berg, Jeremy
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library